sea bob


Definition of sea bob

: a small shrimp (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) that has the first pair of legs much elongated and is usually used dried

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History and Etymology for sea bob

by folk etymology from American French six barbes, literally, six beards; from the appearance of the first long pair of legs together with the antennae and antennules

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“Sea bob.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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